Day five and I am hangin' in there with a Shake for breakfast, a salad for lunch and a sensible dinner that I can eat with my husband. It isn't rocket science- it's what I call breaking old habits and forming new habits. It takes at least 21 days to form a new habit and some believe it takes up to 90 days to form new ones. Being a "foodaholic" requires a life time of commitment to avoiding trigger foods. That requires work.
I know you can do whatever you make up your mind to do including losing weight.
I went shopping today for groceries and believe me it was tough! I stood in the cookie aisle and salivated for almost 5 minutes pondering over the possibility of buying a pack of Keebler Caramel, Coconut, chocolate Cookies. I KNOW these are a trigger food- I cannot eat only one and walk away-But yet I stood there. Then I thought about my progress this week and how once the cycle of positivity is broken there may be no going back for days or even weeks or months. So I didn't buy them. YAY for me! Then I decided to hold that thought while I went through other areas of the store.
Maintenance is what it will be but for now eating this way is helping me lose one pound per day! That is because I have a lot to lose! The closer to goal the greater the challenge will be. This is really a lifestyle change which it must be to lose and maintain. Sooner or later the weight loss will slow down or even stop but currently my body is telling me it is liking what I am doing for it.
You mentioned ripe tomatoes. I love this time of year because we live out of the garden.
I canned Raspberry Jam and froze berries for pie, canned some kosher dill and bread and butter pickles. My husband froze green beans, broccoli , cauliflower, and I froze some zucchini. I like the zucchini in spaghetti sauce and in home made vegetable soup. This winter that soup will be a wonderful option.
You please be well and stay safe, as well.
Re: Garden vs Farm!
Posted by Yvonne on 8/15/2020, 7:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Garden"
WOW!! I feel like a rank amateur compared to you. You have so many goodies in your garden that it sounds like it’s a farm!
Yes, it is very difficult to change habits. But we are up to the task.
The cookies will always be there. They’ve been there for 50 years and look what they’ve done to all of us. As Mike said, “Don’t open the box”!
My husband and I both grew up on farms so you could say that planting and growing are in our veins. We both love the smell of fresh ploughed dirt and fresh cut alfalfa. But I have to give my husband credit for the garden. With both of us relying on social security to live we save money by canning and freezing. It's good exercise as well.